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Read the rest of 2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC  Exclusive Photos Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 2011 solar decathlon, inhabitat [...] Read »
The well established and nationally recognized architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa (2010 AIA National Firm of the Year) recently decided to shake things up a bit. Our office has turned more into [...] Read »
Flashback: Academy of Art & Architecture / Wiel Arets Architects
Flashback:  One of Archdaily’s goals is to bring you up to date information about projects that are being designed and constructed around the world. We’ve created a new category to cover [...] Read »
Architectural Dreams / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
KKA (Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture) presents three architectural dreams consisting of stories and images. In a time when architecture has become increasingly obsessed with shape and surface, [...] Read »
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Private residence by Archiplan
Nothing but a four metre-high door penetrates the plain facade of this house in northern Italy. (more&) Read »
Santa Clara Ad Agency / Sub Estudio
Architect: Sub Estudio Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Fran Parente Located in São Paulo, in a Isay Weinfeld’s new building, the Ad Agency Santa [...] Read »
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Observation Tower by UNStudio
Dutch architects UNStudio have designed a concrete observation tower to cantilever into the sky above a nature reserve in the Netherlands. (more&) Read »
Modernism in Miniature: Points of View
[ September 22, 2011 0:00 to January 7, 2012 17:00. ] On view at the CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture) from 22 September to 8 January 2012, Modernism in Miniature: Points of View explores [...] Read »
House in Musashisakai / Upsetters Architects
Architects: Upsetters Architects Location: Tokyo, Japan Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 96.69 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Upsetters Architects This is a house for a single family, which consists [...] Read »
László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building / Deborah Berke & Partners Architects
The Bard College Conservatory of Music has received a generous $9.2 million gift from Bard alumnus László Z. Bitó, class of 1960, for the construction of The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory [...] Read »
RAY House / Apollo Architects & Associates
Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates / Satoshi Kurosaki Location: Tokyo, Japan Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki Mechanical Engineer: Zennei Shimada Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 122.50 [...] Read »
Think Space: Moral Borders Competition
The Zagreb Society of Architects is launching the fourth and the last competition for this years Think Space cycle  Moral Borders. For this year’s annual cycle, the main theme connecting [...] Read »
AD Classics: Bavinger House / Bruce Goff
The mid-century modern movement found an odd yet welcoming home in the small town of Norman, Oklahoma. One of its most notable contributors was organic aficionado Bruce Goff . Goff came to popularity [...] Read »
Half Dose #95: Zipper Bench
UNStudio's New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion is a project born of good intentions -- a gift from The Netherlands to New York in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in [...] Read »
Tangible Sound by Sounds Butter
Das Regina Hotel - Austria
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New Study Shows ADHD Symptoms May Be Eased By Playing in the Grass
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 4-5% of children, making it the most common chronic mental health problem among young children in the U.S. While a slew of medications [...] Read »
The Iona Cheval Mirror By Pinch
The duomo at Ortigia (Syracuse, Sicily) is built in and around the complete structure of the Greek temple of Athena. (more...) Read »
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Man Decides to Live Completely Off of His Wife’s Breast Milk
Concerned about rising food costs? Well then why not take a tip from one courageous man who has decided to live off of a form of nourishment that is both locally made and free  his wifes breast [...] Read »
Decotone Perforated Wood Panel
Mecanoo’s Amsterdam University College Construction Reaches Highest Point
Earlier this week on Wednesday, the construction of the new academic building for the Amsterdam University College reached its highest point. Mecanoo architecten, based in Delft, designed the [...] Read »
Faberge: The Return of the Legend
Voting open for the Solar Decathlon People’s Choice Awards
Collegiate teams around the globe have been challenged by the U.S. Department of Energy  to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that aim at sustainability. The Solar Decathlons [...] Read »
Spotlight> Beijing Design Week
Beijing Design Week September 26–October 3 Beijing Design Week, now in its second year, aims to change the catchphrase “Made in China” to “Designed in China.” The festival will bring [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
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Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles
The Whittier Organic Food Center is a state-of-the-art food production testing and learning facility that recently took top honors in the Cavin Family Travel Fellowship. The project creates opportunities [...] Read »
The Solar Decathlon, a popular competition and expo organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) that invites teams to build houses powered by the sun, opened to the public today in Washington, [...] Read »
"Build It Green!" tour this Saturday
Hawthorne Park Studio Addition (image courtesy City of Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY This Satuday, September 24, brings the the 10th annual "Build It Green!" homes tour (the exclamation point is theirs), [...] Read »
Chic Campagne for Paule Ka
I'm loving the Autome/Hiver 2011-12 Campagne for the French fashion brand Paule Ka shot at the Carlyle Hotel in New York.  The photos make me want to go out and buy a red dress and curl my hair [...] Read »
Elecom iPhone AA Battery Charger
Designer Portable Grill by Reizform
Unit 6, a Project for Solar Decathlon 2011
10 Amazing Living Room Designs
Essence of the Desert House by Au Design Studio
Created from a converted cargo ship, the sunken hull of the transformed vessel now offers a pristine 8×32 meter pool that sits near level with the surface of the river offering the sensation [...] Read »
Nowhere else in New York is the supply/demand equation more out of whack than in the West Village. While no... Read »
New Balance newSKY
Fluid Ribbon Chair by Michael D’amato
S-Line Frameset by Livery Design Gruppe
ABI Turns Positive after Four Straight Monthly Declines
On the heels of a period of weakness in design activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) took a sudden upturn in August. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI [...] Read »
RFQ> Rethinking the Public Spaces of Chicago’s Navy Pier
Navy Pier has launched an international search for a team to re-envision its public spaces. The multi-tiered process includes a RFQ for design teams, followed by a selection 10 teams who will [...] Read »
Attraction by Renaud Marion
Aufberg 1113 in Salzburger Land, Austria
'William' - Silk Twill Bow Tie
Ulemetsali Lamp - U lamp by APR Design Studio
Chambers Eat and Drink by Mister Important Design
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Kerb 19
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SHFT+ALT+DEL> Design Moves for 09.23.2011
Design Trust for Public Space has announced the appointment of Susan Chin as the new Executive Director, effective October 10.  Chin has served as Assistant Commissioner for Capital Projects [...] Read »
New Teragren Countertop Options
Legendary Musician Portraits,  Vinyl art
Nike's MAG Shoes, the film, posters and event
Commercial architecture’s similarity across nation provides mobile Americans with a sense of stability, study says
Perhaps you have noticed that commercial architecture lining roads in Maryland and Virginia looks more or less the same and not much different from strip malls and boxy stores lining roads in [...] Read »
This week's map: The Rapid Growth of the Suburban Poor
To close this week, a map that reveals the impact of recent crisis:  t he impact of crisis on cities and suburbs with the growth of the suburban poor. Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berude ( The [...] Read »
'Winston' - Wool/Silk Bow Tie
Big Big Cursor
Genesa Crystal Sculpture
Square Inches of Love
Rex Ray Decals at Blik
SlinkyVids-Part I from Charlie Able on Vimeo .Polymorphic is a kinetic installation, designed by ten architecture students from Columbia University GSAPP, utilizing an innovative design and engineering [...] Read »
Building Zaha in Philly
Associated Fabrication collaborated with ZHA to create a landscape for Zaha Hadids exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which brought up some interesting challenges. Check out this [...] Read »
Tanuki Pendant Light
Philips Fidelio Wireless Speaker
Shirt Tales
Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família does not need a completion date
"My client is not in a hurry", Antoni Gaudí is said to have remarked when asked if he was concerned about the time it was taking to build the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family [...] Read »
Efficient Upcycled Duplex in Portland
Hammer & Hand, a design-build firm based in Portland, is getting well-deserved attention for transforming this circa 1905, dilapidated eyesore into an energy-efficient duplex that uses less than [...] Read »